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DDT and the American century : global health, environmental politics, and the pesticide that changed the world / David Kinkela.

  • Kinkela, David.
[2011], ©2011
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2011], ©2011.

Physical description

xiv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.



DDT and the American century -- An island in a sea of disease : DDT enters a global war -- Disease, DDT, and development : the American century in Italy -- Science in the service of agriculture : DDT and the beginning of the green revolution in Mexico -- The age of wreckers and exterminators : eradication in the postwar world -- Green revolutions in conflict : debating Silent spring, food, and science during the Cold War -- It's all or nothing : debating DDT and development under the law -- One man's pesticide is another man's poison : the controversy continues -- Rethinking DDT in a global age.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-248) and index.


  • English

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